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Q&A Multi-purpose Fictional Chemical Element Needed

I am looking for some guidance in creating a chemical element. I want to know if it is scientifically plausible for a single fictional element to do all the things I need it to, even if at a stretc...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Michael Faraday‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Help With Animal Survival Rates and Understanding Adaptations And Genetics

Skippable Introduction I asked a similar question 2 years ago and never got a real answer. I was told the question was too broad or "it can be whatever you want" "magic can do anything" so I thoug...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Game Master‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Game Master‭

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Q&A How would head shaping affect the ligament attachments of a gorillas skull?

After researching many head shaping cultures like the Paracas and proto Nazca it seems there is no adverse affects beyond physical. What would the affects be on a gorilla? Would it be able to funct...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MandaloreUltra‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by MandaloreUltra‭

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Q&A How fast can a large animal knuckle-walk?

Start with a silverback gorilla, make it roughly three times bigger, assume it's bone and muscle structure is capable of compensating for the increased size: how fast can a thing like that reasonab...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Nous the Space Alien‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nous the Space Alien‭

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Q&A Reasonably tougher humans against falls, concussions etc

My question is, how do we make humans more able to resist falls(not just free falls, also normal ones and from a "medium" height, 2-10 meters) and be able to move afterwards, at least for the jumps...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Blirk‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Blirk‭

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Q&A Superhuman: Extreme Temperatures Pt.2

I have decided I will add my whole question"¦ I'm new give me a bit of grace"¦ I am creating a superhuman and I am in need of some helpful tips and answers. To get straight to the point I need t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭

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Q&A What would it take to get the temperature of the human body to rise to 3,000 °F?

I am creating a superhuman that can raise her overall body temperature to 3,000 °F (1648.889 °C) but I need to know the exact requirements of how that could happen. Let's say this superhuman co...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭

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Q&A How to keep internal organs functioning within an exoskeleton suit in different gravity levels?

This question answers the issue I was wondering about of how well an exoskeleton suit could help my characters move as normal in higher and lower gravity Could a robotic exoskeleton give humans Ear...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A So, how do I put the extra muscle, needed for flight, into a large flying creatures like dragons?

I've been thinking about this the whole day. At first I thought it was an easy fix, given my dragon's bones have a tensile strength of 3-6.5 GPa and an elastic modulus of 50-140 GPa, depending on t...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A How could dragons use their forepaws as hands?

So, I want my dragon to be able to do stuff like open doors and whatnot. Using the wings is kind of awkward and takes up considerable space, and because of the coronavirus, the mouth is also a no-n...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Could spasmoneme muscles be useful for a living creature?

I got an interesting answer to one of my questions and I would like to know some additional info. A myoneme (or spasmoneme) is a contractile structure found in some eukaryotic single-celled o...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Lizardfolk and the problem of balance and anatomically sound tails

So, lizardfolk are humanoid (and, so, upright) creatures with reptilian features and are also part-time endotherms. They're well-adapted to living in water and on trees to a degree. One adaptation ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A How would Humanoid Insects Molt?

I am writing a story that has insects the size of humans, but I am having a little trouble with the biology. When you look up why there are no large insects on Earth, the most popular answer is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by E Tam‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by E Tam‭

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Q&A How can a dragon take off to the air silently?

Imagine a dragon as tall as average adult horse with a wing span of 12m long measuring from tip to tip. I wonder what evolutionary traits or techniques could allow the dragon to lift itself off the...

12 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How would a dragon's neck be optimized for the most force output for the least amount of weight?

Basically I wanted dragons to be able to efficiently finish off armored opponents by chomping on one of their arm then batting them around and against hard surfaces until they're no more. If you n...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A What kind of evolutionary pressure might lead to plants that send out a tight beam of ionizing radiation

While pondering "Can radioactive moon affect life on a planet?", I got to wondering about plants that send out a tight beam of ionizing radiation. What kind of evolutionary pressure might lead to s...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by hkBst‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by hkBst‭

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Q&A Feasibility of Cyborg Trees?

I'm writing a thriller story about a group of explorers who traveled to a distant planet in the hopes of finding intelligent life, when the explorers arrived they discovered a planet that was full...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Pierre ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Pierre ‭

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Q&A Pharbohydrates vs Carbohydrates

Question: Are there are any serious biological or evolutionary plausibility issues with separating the energy storage/production function from the production of structural/regulatory biomass? Back...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by rumguff‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by rumguff‭

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Q&A Can a biological system be used to power an android?

The purpose of this question is to know whether or not organic tissue can be used to power and android. Compared to a nuclear cell or an ordinary battery this doesn't seem efficient, it needs food,...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are Air-Breathing Merfolk Viable?

I normally ask sci-fi questions, but oh well... It's fairly well established by this point that gills, while fine for fish, wouldn't work for mammals, as we need more oxygen than can reasonably be...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by FlyingLemmingSoup‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by FlyingLemmingSoup‭

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Q&A Is it possible to create an organism that is completely immune to radiation?

Radiation is the ultimate bane of all organic life. Its particles punch holes in our DNA, causing mutations and giving us cancer. But, is there a way to make an organism that is unable to get radia...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Q&A How can an amorphous creature change viscocity at will?

In my fantasy setting, slimes are a species of giant (about eight cubic feet), single-celled amoeba. They have the ability to freely change their state and viscocity, being able to "melt" into a sl...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Q&A How low can the density of a living creature be?

In the anime, called Attack on Titan, the primary antagonists are these huge, humanoid creatures, called titans. Titans have sizes between 15 and 4 meters. Larger titans aren't unknown, but they s...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A How strong, resistant and fast can a (humanoid) living being be?

How fast could run a humanoid being, how much damage could resist, how much weight could lift, how strong could hit, under the indicated evolutionary conditions? is there a limit? I have always tho...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Invasor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Invasor‭

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Q&A How many people can a sealed 3x1x1 km biome support?

Question Context : Mars second moon Deimos has been converted into a generation ship. A considerable portion of its mass has been shaved off during the process &amp; ejected backwards along its p...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Pelinore‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Pelinore‭

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Q&A what materials can I use to bioprint a human skeleton?

In the grim darkness of the 22,d century, there is only war. humanity has waged war on itself for decades, turning many areas of the planet into wastelands. With every decade that passes, new weapo...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Incognito‭

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Q&A Anatomically Correct Propellers

NOTE: I previously asked the same question regarding wheels, because I thought that the answers would still help me and that wheels were more applicable to a wider audience than propellers. However...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by overlord - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by overlord - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A Is a 500 kg flying creature possible?

I usually like to leave some wiggle room for myself when fleshing a concept out. Dragons make that sort of impossible, same's true for nanomachines but ripped senators are a question for another d...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Humans with a scorpion-like tail?

I'm trying to create a new race of humanoids that are in appearance almost identical to humans with one exception: They have an extension of their spine protruding from their back, much like a tail...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Chooba‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Chooba‭

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Q&A Would stronger tendons and bones allow for stronger muscles for the same weight?

Follow-up to this question: Would linear increase of a muscle's dimension increase the power as well? Let's suppose there is a genetically engineered creature that has the abilty to synthesize gr...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Would linear increase of a muscle's dimension increase the power as well?

The square-cube law applies to bodies with the same shape, and require them to be increased/decreased in all three dimensions. If you were to take a cube, with every edge being a long, and expand i...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A The Biology behind a slime that uses hydrofluoric acid to disable and digest prey.

So I've been working on a low magic world where magic is actually just another form of energy that can be actualized, similar to alchemy in Full Metal Alchemist. Although development has taken a di...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Clay Deitas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Clay Deitas‭

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Q&A The anatomy of an organic microwave generator

I have a concept for a species of arctic-dwelling organism (let's just call it a polar bear) that evolved an organ that was able to produce microwaves, which it uses to tunnel through ice. If such...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Q&A What is the bio-mechanical plausibility of a fox with venomous fangs?

For context, I've been working on a fantasy race for use in a science fiction novel, the gist of which is essentially a red fox that has had its genes manipulated by a supernatural force with the p...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Rhodium‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Rhodium‭

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Q&A Fart & Furious: flatulence as acceleration booster possible?

It's the Olympics, and it'll be one the world won't soon forget. The sprinters are in position on the starting blocks, the signal is given and the runners are off! However, one man gives off a fart...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by nullpointer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by nullpointer‭

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Q&A Wings for orbital transfer bioships? - The ascent

I've been looking at the altitude boosted SSTO designs from the 90s that were designed to be lifted to launch altitude by modified jetliners and thinking about bumblebees and wondering if bioships ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ash‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ash‭

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Q&A How might a purely mechanical 'voice' function?

In my world there are mechanical semi-humanoid automata. Would it be possible to make them speak in a fashion that sounds natural (i.e. human)? How might it function? The mechanism should be capa...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by A Lambent Eye‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by A Lambent Eye‭

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Q&A Developing a scientifically accurate species of dragon-like humanoids

I'm trying to figure out a way to make this species as I envision it while still maintaining scientific realism. I want to get it as close to "yes, this could exist in the real universe" as possibl...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Vigilant‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vigilant‭

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Q&A Is a reptile with diamond scales possible?

I thought of a concept for a dragon or similarly gigantic reptile with a special adaptation, in which they're born with scales made almost entirely of carbon. Then, over an incredibly long life cyc...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Q&A Biology of a Firestarter

Biologically speaking, what would be the best real world explanation for a pyro, torch, fire-starter type mutation. Leeching heat energy from the environment might freeze dry your surroundings. G...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Quinnland23‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Quinnland23‭

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Q&A Can my heraldic dragons fly?

Heraldic Dragons Heraldic dragons are the creations of a mad god, called Anon, designed after the classical six-limbed ones. Measurements: Head+neck length: 180 cm Body length: 180 cm Height at...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A What minerals that are more durable than calcium would be suitable for bones?

Edit: I am asking in the context of alien life, should have specifyed that to begin with. I have many ideas for fantasy/sci fi races, and one that I kept coming back to is a species with bones th...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Snydwell‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Snydwell‭

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Q&A Could a medium sized mammal in the order carnivora evolve to be bipedal?

In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (and a few others), we meet a bipedal raccoon known as Rocket (who I am aware did not evolve to be bipedal, but I am using him as an example). I honestly love t...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by John Lewis‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by John Lewis‭

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Q&A Where would padding inhibit a limb's movement the least in a quadruped creature?

Of the six limbs of classic dragons, the forelegs always stuck out like a sore thumb. They're dead weight in flight, etc... However, since in my setting you can find any sort of armament, short of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Creating a scientifically semi-valid super-soldier, part 8: Communication

Previous parts here: Creating a scientifically semi-valid super-soldier, part 1: Skeleton Creating a scientifically semi-valid super-soldier, part 2: nervous system Creating a scientifically semi...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Demigan‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Demigan‭

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Q&A Would it be possible to rearrange a dragon's flight muscle to somewhat circumvent the square-cube law?

The square-cube law holds true only for objects that are similar. In evolution, you can't make big leaps forward, but since most fantasy worlds are created by gods or people who think they're gods,...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Living nests for insects - Part 1: Optimal Hive shape

I've been playing with the idea of living nests for insects for a while now to help populate my worlds. The idea is that they don't build a static nest out of wood pulp and other material but have ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Demigan‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Demigan‭

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Q&A Dragon forelimb placement

Most dragons (before Skyrim and GoT) had six limbs in total, four legs and a pair of wings. The question is how would a dragon's forelimbs be placed? It's obvious they have good terrestrial capabi...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Creating a scientifically semi-valid super-soldier, addendum: Metabolism

A while back Demigan had a running series of posts about various aspects biological enhancement for the purpose of designing super-soldiers with an element of (pseudo) science behind them. You ca...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by MarielS‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by MarielS‭

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Q&A How can I increase wingbeat frequency for large flying creatures?

Flapping flight bumps into a size limit after a while because of wingbeat frequency. My knowledge on birds is rather limited, so here's how I interpreted that: A longer wing is a longer lever ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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